NASA’s impressive concept planes for Supersonic travel

NASA concept planes

NASA’s impressive concept planes featuring sleek fuselages and delta wings, could someday make supersonic travel common place.

By |December 10, 2014|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , , , , |

The N3-X Eco-friendly electric airplane of 2050

N3-X airplane

The N3-X concept Eco-friendly aircraft, from Boeing and NASA, reveals how we’ll travel across the sky by 2050.

By |December 8, 2014|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Launch of Orion

Orion lift off

The spectacular lift off of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket, with NASA’s Orion spacecraft mounted atop, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 at at 7:05 a.m. EST, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Florida.

By |December 6, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |

NASA Orion ‘Mars ship’ launch – LIVE

NASA Orion launch

Update: Orion launch: first test flight postponed for 24 hours. Wind and misfiring valves scupper today’s Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft first test flight.

The next launch opportunity for the Orion flight test is 7:05 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 5. The spacecraft will orbit Earth twice, reaching an altitude of approximately 3,600 miles above Earth before landing in the Pacific Ocean. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

By |December 4, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

NASA’s Journey to Mars

Journey to Mars

NASA is exploring the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s, in this Journey to Mars infographic.

By |December 3, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , |

NASA’s Black Hole Friday

Black Hole

Turbulent winds of gas swirl around a black hole. Some of the gas is spiraling inward toward the black hole, but another part is blown away. Artist’s illustration credit: NASA, and M. Weiss (Chandra X -ray Center)

By |November 30, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

NASA’s high-altitude airship for scientific and commercial uses

NASA's high-altitude airship concept

NASA’s high-altitude, long-duration, airship concept that could be used as a research scientific platform or for commercial purposes.

By |November 27, 2014|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , |

Why Google leases an old NASA Hangar?

NASA Hangar 3

NASA signs 60-year lease with Google’s Planetary Ventures LLC for use of Moffett Airfield and restoration of Hangar One. No one knows why.

By |November 11, 2014|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , |

The Warm Glow of Mach 3

YF-12 forebody

This image from 1971 (!), the YF-12 forebody’s radiant heating system is being tested under conditions experienced at Mach 3, or three times the speed of sound, over 2,000 miles an hour.

By |October 30, 2014|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , , |

Earth Science Heads-up Display

Earth's Heads-up Display

A brilliant animation to illustrate the interconnectedness of the many Earth-based data sets that NASA has produced over the last decade or so.

By |October 1, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , |